Friday, April 13, 2007

Tonight's event in Texas

Interesting pic someone took of a tornado near Fort Worth, Texas earlier this evening (found it on a wx forum).

From the AP...

DALLAS -- A storm moving across North Texas on Friday injured at least one person and caused significant damage to buildings in and around Fort Worth.

At least one person was reported injured in Fort Worth, said police spokesman Lt. Dean Sullivan. A man was transported to a hospital, and his condition was not immediately available.The storm damaged a grocery store roof and some businesses in an industrial park area, Sullivan said.Television news footage showed storm damage in an industrial park in Haltom City that knocked about a dozen tractor-trailers on their sides. The Valley Missionary Baptist Church there was destroyed.

A National Weather Service meteorologist said there was almost certainly one tornado that touched down in Tarrant County. Trained storm spotters saw what was likely another tornado in northern Dallas County.

"There is some scattered damage and some of it is rather significant," meteorologist Alan Moller said.The storm forced the cancellation of NASCAR Nextel Cup qualifying races at Texas Motor Speedway amid reports of tornadoes in the region.Thousands of fans who showed up to watch qualifying were advised to move to safety as tornado sirens blared at the speedway in Fort Worth.Storms also canceled a series of promotional events, including a Cheap Trick concert and appearances by race car drivers, in downtown Fort Worth.
A tornado was spotted near Bedford, a suburb in between Dallas and Forth Worth, according to the National Weather Service.

1 comment:

Rick said...

Deadly, but beautiful...